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[*] posted on 3-2-2020 at 09:29 PM
How to avoid string buzz on oud-like instrument?

I've just finished building of oud-like instrument: scale length is like that of arabic oud, but body is smaller and therefore neck is taller. Also it has fingerboard. In general I pleased with result but it has annoying buzz on fingered 1st, 2nd and 3d courses. What can I do to avoid (or at least to do it less) this buzz? I see following solutions:
1) increasing strings action (definitely not the best solution)
2) make a hollow (saddle) along the entire length of the fingerboard (like that on violins).

But I'm not sure anyway.

I would be grateful for any advice!

Thanks a lot and good day!

UPD: I've just found this useful topic
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[*] posted on 3-18-2020 at 01:29 PM

Hi kostyawh,

Maybe this video helps answer some of your questions.


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